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You might get sick one day and ask, "What about doctors? Is it wrong to go to a doctor?"

Here's how I feel about doctors and medicine—if I need a doctor, I'll go to a doctor. If I need medicine, I'll take it. I don't sit around saying, "I don't want to miss God's best." If I am sick, I've already missed God's best.

We should confess the Word daily; we should build our faith and develop ourselves in God's Word. But if you get sick, don't feel condemned. We have all missed it from time to time. We are not perfect, but there is no need to die just because you missed it.

Concerning healing, some people are trying to have full corresponding actions when they have the "blade" and they do not have the "full corn in the ear." You will notice Jesus stated in Mark 4:29 that when the fruit is mature or ripe, then the farmer puts in the sickle.

It's harvest-time when you have the full manifestation of the healing. That is when you should have full corresponding actions toward that crop—when it is already mature.

You wouldn't want to take medicine if you had no symptoms and the doctor says you are well and the x-ray says the cancer is gone. It would be foolish to be taking medicine then, because you have full manifestation of healing. Your harvest is fully mature.

Don't Be Deceived
Several years ago a man said, "Oh, I wouldn't ask you to pray for me."

I said, "Why not?"

He said, "I'm taking medicine."

I answered, "What is the medicine supposed to do?"

He said, "The doctor said the medicine would help me."

I said, "The Bible says prayer will help you; the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord would raise them up (James 5:15). It seems to me, if we do both, you may get well twice as fast."

This is one of the things the devil has used. He uses these thoughts to put condemnation on those who are sick.

The devil would like for you to go one way or the other, but not both. For he has a better chance if you are limited to one or the other. He will say, "If you are going to believe God, you can't take medicine," or, "If you take medicine, you can't believe God." But God wants you well, even if it takes both methods—or 10 more!

Source: Faith and Confession by Charles Capps.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Charles Capps
Web site: Charles Capps Ministries
Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and Bible teacher who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries sharing the truths of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for over 35 years, emphasizing the authority of the believer, faith and the power of words. We celebrated Charles' promotion to heaven at 5:15 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014. Charles Capps was a man of integrity, a man of his word and he got what he said. He called those things that be not as though they were.

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